Roy Keith McLean

Name   Roy Keith McLean

Number    Private 351

Battalion      8th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Harrow

Next of Kin   His father Mr. K McLean of Meeniyan

Date and place of enlistment   Surrey Hills 25/8/1914

Physical details on enlistment   Age 25 years 8 months, 5’ 8”, 144 pounds, brown eyes and brown hair.

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Carpenter

Date and place of death

He was wounded in action at Cape Hellas Gallipoli on 10/5/1915. His wounds became septic and he died in Alexandria on 20/5/1915.

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in Chatby Cemetery Egypt.

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

His family resided in Meeniyan 

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • 25/8/14 He enlisted in Surrey Hills
  • 19/10/14 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Benella
  • 10/5/15 He went to Gallipoli
  • 20/5/15 He died of wounds received at Cape Hellas Gallipoli
  • His effects were: – a diary, letters, a handkerchief, a wallet, fountain pen, a pair of gloves, silver pencil case, gun metal watch and leather guard, pair of scissors, pipe, mirror, money belt, and tobacco pouch
  • Notice
  • McLean Roy Keith 351, 8th Battalion Australian Infantry. Died of wounds 20th May 1915 age 27. Son of Helen McLean of Queen St Colac Victoria, Australia and the late Colin McLean. Born at Harrow Victoria
  • His mother Helen received his scroll 4/7/21 Victory medal 17/8/22 and plaque 21/1/22

 

 

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